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Alan McMonagle?s ?Psychotic Episodes?: ?I?ve a feeling we?re not in [Old] Ireland anymore?

Alan McMonagle (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) “Being born in Scotland carries with it certain responsibilities.” That observation, made by Derek Taylor, the Liverpool-born newspaperman who became the Beatles’ press officer, was irreverently included on the back cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s record album The Plastic One Band/Live Peace in Toronto 1969. […]

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‘Wounds of Waziristan’: The Story of Drones As Told By the People Who Live Under Them

‘Wounds of Waziristan’: The Story of Drones As Told By the People Who Live Under Them

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Everything Old Is New Again: GIFs Edition

A 19th century phenakistoscope disc (image via Dick Balzer on Tumblr) Wow, digital art man, it’s so fresh, like short moving pictures in the Graphics Interchange Format and cyber-self-portraits and the printer that will make a flimsy thing out of plastic just like that. The whole thing is a bottomless cornucopia of originality — a […]

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Our Cities Are Killing Us

A smoggy Olympic stadium. (Photo via) As of 2010, more than half of the world’s population lives in an urban area. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2030, six out of every ten people will live in a city. By 2050, this proportion will increase to seven out of ten people. And cramming […]

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Each U.S. Troop in Afghanistan Costs $2.1 Million

Jake Beaudoin, a U.S. Army Private, takes cover during a controlled detonation to clear an area in Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. (Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters) The average cost of each U.S. troop in Afghanistan will nearly double in the last year of the war to $2.1 million, according to a new analysis of the […]

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